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Modus Opens Office in Ontario, Playing Key Project Controls Role in Support of Bruce Power’s Life Extension

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Modus • December 4, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Dec. 1, 2017) — Burns & McDonnell and Modus Strategic Solutions have opened a new office in Tiverton, Ontario, to support implementation of comprehensive project controls improvements across the Bruce Power enterprise. The Bruce Power Nuclear Station, located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, is the largest nuclear operating site in the world with a gross output capacity of 6,300 megawatts (MW), enough power to supply 30 percent of Ontario’s needs.

Burns & McDonnell and Modus are now located in an office at 52 Main Street, near the Bruce Power headquarters in Tiverton and just a short drive from the Bruce Power station.

Burns & McDonnell and Modus Role

Burns & McDonnell and Modus consultants have been engaged to design and support integration of Bruce Power’s project controls platforms to strongly enhance Bruce Power’s capability for managing its Major Component Replacement (MCR) program as well as all site Asset Management, Sustaining Capital and Life Extension projects. These projects will extend the life of the Bruce Power station to 2064 and bring billions of dollars of economic activity to Ontario.

“It is important for Bruce Power to implement an industry-leading Project Controls System that utilizes fully integrated and enterprise-wide project management tools, processes and trained personnel to safely deliver projects on schedule, on budget and with quality,” says Ray Hruby, Vice President, Project Controls for Bruce Power. “The team is working on many necessary projects, including the major component replacements, which are vital to the continued safe and reliable operation of the Bruce Power Nuclear Units.”

“Our team will help Bruce Power’s project organizations effectively plan their work, identify and mitigate risks, monitor performance, support resolution of issues and predict project outcomes during execution of all its upcoming capital projects and programs,” says Ryan Smith, Director of Canadian Operations for Modus. “We are grateful for the opportunity to become part of this community.”

“This program is vitally important for the Province of Ontario and Bruce Power,” says Rick Halil, Vice President, Burns & McDonnell-Canada and General Manager of the firm’s Energy Division. “Burns & McDonnell has extensive experience in program management of critical infrastructure projects and we are pleased to combine our expertise with Modus to meet Bruce Power’s objectives.”

“Burns & McDonnell is committed to helping clients in Ontario and throughout Canada solve their most critical infrastructure challenges and we are excited about this opportunity to work with Bruce Power,” adds Mike Brown, President of Burns & McDonnell-Canada.